This is a Permanent Resident Visa which is an option to the individuals who cannot meet the Skilled Independent criteria and for those applicants whose occupation is not listed in the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
The basic requirement of this visa is to get sponsorship from a sponsoring State/ Territory in Australia. Applicants should also meet the points test by scoring 65. This visa is designed by the Australian government to address skill shortages in Australia.
The Skilled Sponsored Visa is only a Permanent Resident Visa and the applicants under this category must live for 2 years in Specified State from which he/she has been nominated.